The US Navy Office of Naval Research is sponsoring the development of a digital aid called the Deployable Ship Integration Multitouch System that will allow aircraft handlers to sort out the best way to use a carrier's flight deck and hangar without relying on a "Ouija board."
Aircraft carriers are in the news these days. The US and Britain are scheduled to commission the first of two new carrier classes and many others are building their own. With all this activity, it seems as if the new age of the aircraft carrier is dawning. New Atlas hits the deck to find out.